Ginger Snap Crafts: front door {before & after + an easy wreath tutorial}

front door {before & after + an easy wreath tutorial}

paint door

I LOVE to paint.  In the 4 years since we bought our house our front door has been
white, black and most recently a deep brown!  Annnnd I recently got the itch to paint again.
This time I stepped out of my neutral comfort zone & went a little CrAzY! ;)
Well, not too crazy… I chose Red Delicious by Glidden AND I love it! Yay for color! 

While I was at it I also made a wreath for our front door, too!


It was super easy & only cost me $5.00!  I bought the wreath at Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon, & I also bought a wood plaque there, too for a couple of bucks.  I won the vinyl & fabric from Lolly Jane awhile back so that didn’t cost me anything.  I had the ribbon, paint, wire & little clothes pins already!  Yay!  Love cheap but CUTE projects!


Vine Wreath from Hobby Lobby
Scrap Material
Wood Plaque
Small Clothes Pins

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I painted my clothes pins & plaque.  Let them dry. 
Then I applied the vinyl Welcome lettering.
Drilled two small holes on both ends of my Welcome plaque.
Through one of the small holes of my plaque I threaded
some wire around the wreath then up through the other hole.

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Then I twisted the wire around a couple of times. 
Then I curled the loose ends around a pencil so they’d be cute & curly.
Then I tied my ribbon across the top of my wreath with the knots hidden in the back.

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Cut some pennants out of my fabric using my pattern from Lolly Jane
Then I used the clothes pins to attach the pennants to the ribbon.

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Since it was going to be outside I put a layer of mod podge over my vinyl Welcome sign. 
Just in case! :)  Then I hung the wreath on the door….that’s it…easy!


Hope YOU are having a happy Monday!
Are YOU ready for Thanksgiving???


  1. Super cute!! I love the colors

  2. Much more cheery! :) Do you have a wreath on your door year round?

  3. I LOVE your door color! And your new wreath fits perfectly! What a fun new change! Great job friend, you are pretty amazing!

  4. LOVE the red door!! And the wreath looks great, too!

  5. Oh my gosh, Ginger! The red looks great! It really makes the door stand out! Great job!

  6. Thank you so much for your comments, ladies! :)

    Oh and yes I usually do have something on my door all year...not always a wreath though. :)

  7. It looks wonderful! I love a red door!

  8. dIying to paint our door...think I might do some stripes...hmhmmm...

  9. Super cute Ginger! The red is lovely, as is your wreath!

  10. Ooh!!! I love the red!! So festive for the season! :) It's a nice pop of color with the neutral bricks!

  11. That looks so good! Great color!

  12. Wow, love the red door! Great color choice. Wanna come paint mine? :) Would you share this here?

  13. Cute and Economical. Love the red door!

  14. I love your fresh painted door! I paint my kitchen about as often as you paint your door!

  15. So pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! (and red during the holidays!)

  16. I want a new door color now too! It looks wonderful.Cool wreath too.

  17. This looks fresh & fun. I love a red door!

    Warmly, Michelle

  18. I absolutely LOVE red doors. Thank you for linking this to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays :)

  19. Nothing beats a pop of color. I think the color is perfect for your front stoop area. Nice job.


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